Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to share their stories.
We received so many amazing entries - tales of intrigue, mystery and discovery - with exciting twists and turns.
In genealogy, discoveries are not an end, but rather a beginning. Each door opened may lead to many more discoveries over time.
We hope to showcase the stories individually, although we are sharing excerpts from the winners below:
Today we are pleased to announce that MyHeritage has reached an exciting milestone: we've surpassed 5 billion historical records!
It has taken only two years for MyHeritage to build this treasure trove of historical information demonstrating that MyHeritage is one of the fastest-growing and most internationally diverse family history companies in the world.
Have you only started thinking about beginning your quest to uncover your family's past, or have you already begun your ancestral search and worked on your family tree?
Researching your family’s genealogy can be extremely rewarding. However, as most seasoned genealogists know, it can be a long process. Time, patience and organization are required to keep going and break down those brick walls.
No matter how far along you are in the process, we want to hear how you're progressing. Take our poll below to let us know!
Eggs are one of the most recognized symbols of Easter. Since ancient times, rabbits and eggs have been associated with rebirth and new life. In Germany, children would make nests for the egg-laying hare, Osterhase, to lay her eggs in.
In America, German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The beloved Easter egg hunt tradition began soon after, and it spread throughout the country. Baskets replaced nests and the game evolved into a treasure hunt. Prizes included chocolate, candy, toys and coins.
MyHeritage members come from around the world and they are some of the most interesting people we know. Today we’ll explore Susan Soyinka’s journey that took her back 200 years, more than eight generations and across four continents.
What's the legacy that you would like to leave for your children and for future generations? How are you making sure that it will be passed on?
There are many practices for ensuring that your family history survives into future generations. Perhaps the most crucial is including your children and descendants in your family history research.
We recently hosted a webinar - "How to find ancestors in US and UK records" - featuring two of MyHeritage's experts: director of content production Mike Mansfield and chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz.
The webinar included a comprehensive overview of our matching technologies to advance your family history research, and the US and UK records available in MyHeritage SuperSearch.
Did you miss it? Don't worry! Click on the video below to watch the full webinar.
Don’t forget to check our other webinars for even more genealogy tips to help make family history research easier.
Have ideas for other webinars? Let us know in the comments below.
The MyHeritage team had an amazing time at the Who Do You Think You Are Live 2014 show in London this past week. We enjoyed meeting new friends at the event and catching up with members who dropped by our booth to say hello.
Following RootsTech 2014, the MyHeritage team heads to London for the world’s largest family history show, "Who Do You Think You Are? Live." The eighth annual event takes take place February 20-22 , in National Hall, Olympia.
This great event is packed with genealogy workshops and family history sessions to satisfy all attendees from beginners through advanced family historians. Also, the hall is crowded with exhibitors to help you discover more about your family history.
The MyHeritage Team at WDYTYA will be at stand #530 and includes:
- Daniel Horowitz - Chief Genealogist
- Laurence Harris - Head of Genealogy (UK)
- Aaron Godfrey - Public Relations and Social Media Manager
- Ross Bloom - Marketing Program Manager
- Karen Hägele -Country Manager for Brasil & Portugal
Join MyHeritage at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” in London, from February 20-22.
We'll be presenting many exciting talks and workshops, and will soon post what we have planned for the event.
We’re also giving away a free pair of tickets for one lucky reader to join us at WDYTYA?Live 2014!
To enter, share with us the ancestor you'd most like to meet and why.
We will need to receive your story by Tuesday, February 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org. The lucky winner will be chosen and notified by email.
Will we see you at WDYTYA Live 2014? Let us know in the comments below!